The Weird Circle was a 30-minute, syndicated, supernatural/fantasy series that ran from 1943 through 1945. There were 78 episodes produced.
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.
The show obviously had a low production budget: though the show was aided by selections from famous book authors, it lacked recognizable voice actors. Produced from facilities in New York City, the show drew upon the acting talent there.
One of the more unusual aspects of the show was that there was no music, other than between scenes. Some have claimed that this lack of music helps to keep the show from being 'dated' and it remains fresh to this day.
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October 20, 2020 Subject:
I agree, I like the classic stories. There is a duplicate
I have only listened to about 15 of these shows, but i do like the classics stories. when you start with great material the radio shows become great. and I do like Poe. Episode 40 is not "The Dream Woman" it is a duplicate of episode 39, "The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot"
March 5, 2018 Subject:
Episodes 3 and 18 don't seem to be damaged files. Otherwise, this is a great series!
September 30, 2013 Subject:
Great horror anthology
Great horror stories. All are stand alone episodes from varied sources. Some are classics from authors like Poe. Others are written for the show, so there are variations in quality and a wide variety of subjects. Compare with Creaking Door, Arch Obelor etc